Health Education

Master of Education

DescriptionDegree OptionsAdmission RequirementsRegistration

Interested in a career in health and enjoy working with people? The Master of Education (MEd) in Health Education is a unique program offering the flexibility to choose between three concentration areas:

• The Eating Disorders concentration leads to a variety of job opportunities as an eating disorders specialist.
• Our Health Promotion concentration is for students seeking job opportunities as a health education specialist.
K–12 Certification leads to endorsement for New Hampshire certification as a K-12 Health Education teacher.

Each concentration has specific enrollment requirements, and some require specific majors or prerequisites courses. Each program is different in its delivery of online, hybrid, face-to-face, intensive weekends, or in-class sessions. The nine credits of core MEd courses may be taken totally online or in a hybrid format.

A graduate degree in health education will prepare you for a career that is expected to grow by 21% by 2022 (The Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2016). Health educators provide and manage health education programs that help individuals, families, and their communities maximize and maintain healthy lifestyles. Health Educators collect and analyze data to identify community needs prior to planning, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating programs designed to encourage healthy lifestyles, policies and environments (U.S. Department of Labor of Labor, 2016).

MEd in Health Education (no concentration)
MEd in Health Education, Eating Disorders
K-12 Certification
Health Promotion
Admissions requirements for all MEd in Health Education programs require the following materials to be submitted through our online application

  • 3.0 or better in undergraduate coursework
  • Official transcripts from any/all college level work
  • Three professional recommendations
  • Current Resume
  • Statement of interest
  • NH Residency Verification form (NH residents only)
  • $75 application fee

Summer 2018 Registration – Opens April 16
Fall 2018 Registration – Opens April 16

Did you know PSU allows you to take up to 12 credits of graduate coursework before applying to most programs? So whether you are admitted to a program or just want to try a class, you can get started today!

Search for classes – the Office of the Registrar handles the course registration process – more information is available by visiting their website where you can check out the current course schedule by clicking on the “Course Offerings” tab, and using the first “Class Schedule Search” option. Simply select the current term from the drop down menu which will then allow you to search for classes in a variety of ways.

Register Online – Registration can be completed online through the myPlymouth portal if you are a current/active student or have been admitted to a graduate program. Be sure to have your user name, password, and the course number and title handy. At the end of the registration process you will be notified of your billing due date. Specific instructions for completing the online registration can be found on the Registrar’s website under the “How to Register” tab.

New to PSU? If you are taking your first graduate class at PSU and have not been admitted to a graduate program, you will need to complete the paper registration form which can be found under the “Registration Forms” tab. Completed forms should be submitted directly to the Office of the Registrar via email to or faxed to 603-535-2724.

Graduate Tuition Rates – Tuition for graduate coursework is calculated on a per credit rate based on residency status. Click here to see the current tuition costs.

Health Education Course Offerings 2018
This course planning matrix shows a tentative schedule of when Health Education and Health Promotion (HP) classes will be offered.

This course planning matrix shows a tentative schedule of when Eating Disorders (HL) classes will be offered.

Please note both schedules are subject to change.